Amburana cearensis (Pr.All.) A.C.Smith 
FABACEAE 

Comercial Name : Cerejeira 
Other Names : Amburana, Amburana-de-Cheiro, Cerejeira-Rajada, Cumare, 
Cumaru-de-Cheiro, Emburana, Imburana, Imburana-de-Cheiro, 
Louro-Inga, Umburana 
Foreign Name : 
Trebol (Argentina) 
Roble (Argentina) 
Soriocco (Bolivia) 
Ishpingo (Peru) 

Ocurrence : 
Brasil - AC/AM/PA/RO, BA/CE/PE, GO/MT, ES/MG 
Others - Argentina 
General Charcteristics : 
Color : light yellow chestnut 
Direction : right Texture : average 
Taste : sweet Smell : pleasant 
 Density at 15% m.c = 600 Kg/m3 

Natural Durability : 
Not Durabel - low resistence to atack of fungus. 
Treatability : difficult due to low permeability. 
Processing Characteristics : 
Surfacing : easy Sawing : easy 
Shaping: easy Slicing : easy 
Unrolling : easy Fixing : easy 
Drying : easy Glueing : easy 

Uses: 
Civil Construction - Light Internal 
Furniture - High Quality 
Veneers and Plywoods - Decorative Veneers 
Diverse Uses - Decorations, Tanks, Barrills. 

 
 
Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
9880
psi
695
kg/cm2
Crushing Strength
psi
kg/cm2
Max. Crushing Strength
4670
psi
328
kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL)
psi
kg/cm2
Impact Strength
inches
cm
Stiffness
1343
1000 psi
94
1000 kg/cm2
Work to Maximum Load
inch-lbs/in3
cm-kg/cm3
Hardness
790
lbs
358
kg
Shearing Strength
psi
kg/cm2
Toughness
inch-lbs
cm-kg
Specific Gravity
0.55
0.6
0.55
0.6
Weight
53
42
lbs/ft3
849
673
kg/cm3
Density (Air-Dry)
42
lbs/ft3
673
kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage
2.6
%
2.6
%
Tangential Shrinkage
4.9
%
4.9
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
8
%
8
%

 

 

Cerejeira